The beginning


Over drinks at The Wolseley, in London, two friends discuss the chore of shaving with disposable multi-blade razors. A vision is born. Make shaving once more, a luxurious self-indulgent treat.

A brand is conceived. Derived from two drinking establishments in London's bustling West End — The Oscar Wilde bar at the Café Royal, Mayfair and The White Harte in Drury Lane.

The Wolseley, London
Wilde & Harte Branding



During the London 2012 Olympics, Wilde & Harte commission a brand identity. The requirement being understated, quintessential and above all, proudly British.

Various designs are presented before the successful logotype and monogram chosen. A design which still underpins the brand to this day.

Sheffield Steel


Computer-aided design (CAD) files are generated in preparation for the first manufactured batch of stainless steel handles.

Skilled cutlery finishers apply an impeccable mirror finish to the steel surfaces. Wilde & Harte confidently positions itself in the high-end shaving market. 'Made in Britain' at its very best.

designer razor handles
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Inspired by the grandeur of iconic houses and palaces in London


The Apsley, Eltham and Osterley razor collections are welcomed by shaving enthusiasts the world over.

The Eltham Safety Razor is an Art Deco Masterpiece - Bloomberg


The brand attracts press coverage from leading publications such as Bloomberg Businessweek, British GQ and is referenced in many respected Men's Lifestlye Blogs.

Bloomberg Eltham Safety Razor review
using a safety razor

A new world


The coronavirus pandemic plunges society into global lockdowns and we adjust to a new way of life. Many of us develop new hobbies, or try new things.

The boom in wet shaving flourishes as we find time to perfect our shaving technique. We still need to look our best for a zoom call, right? Our new product — 100% stainless steel safety razors — hit the ground running.

The 'Line of Kings'


Celebrating exquisite craftsmanship of royal armours and British made razors.

Forged in partnership with the Royal Armouries, Wilde & Harte present a new Eltham razor collection, the 'Line of Kings', inspired by the grand armours of English kings.

:ine of Kings - Royal Armouries

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An initiative endorsed by the British Government supporting British manufacturers.



Purchase in confidence with the Wilde & Harte razor guarantee.